Fans enjoy the Soul Of Valves while playing with ex Stones, Pink Floyd, Sex Pistols and Beatles legends.
The latest Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp in London was the most successful yet, with more music fans and players having unprecedented access to jam, record and perform with their heroes. How would you like to play with Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and ex Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, to record your efforts at the world famous Abbey Road Studios, and then to meet ex Beatle Pete Best before performing at the legendary Cavern Club? It is the stuff of dreams, to say the least, and the lucky ‘campers’ at this year’s event enjoyed all this and more over the sessions in London and Liverpool, UK.
It wasn’t just the best in rock royalty that the players enjoyed performing with, however, because the Camp also fulfilled all of their gear expectations, with a great line up of on-stage and recording equipment. BUGERA amps took centre stage at all of the venues and both campers and legends enjoyed the Soul Of Valves – the breakthrough sound from these amazing hand built amps currently wowing players around the world.
The Fantasy Camp players got their first taste of the amps at John Henry’s rehearsal rooms prior to the trip to Abbey Road and several bands were formed, each with a team leader in the form of a playing legend. Rock And Roll Camper Andy Sloan from New York was in one such band and said: “This is my first time, I’m having a great time, wonderful people and a wonderful experience. The [BUGERA] amps have been kicking for us. We have had a great tone out of it. I’ve been using a Fender with it and also the Gibson and we’re getting good high end and lead and also good low end. When we focused onto the lead it kicked very well.”
Both Andy and Bob Dreher from the US were playing alongside their bandleader, the infamous guitarist Earl Slick who played on many classic David Bowie and John Lennon recordings. “I came here to play with Earl,” said Bob, now on his fourth camp. “He’s a great player and we’re like family, and it’s also great to use new equipment. I saw the BUGERAs at NAMM and love the stacks.”
The BUGERA amps were put through their paces in rehearsal, in the studio and on stage and performed beautifully for each task. Nick Aslin, backline tech at John Henry’s said: “We have a couple of different schools of players. Those after the high gain thing have been plugging into the BUGERAs more and getting a good run with no issues whatsoever and everyone’s been pleased with the sound. We had to plug them in and quality-check them the day they arrived and had no problems. They are loud, they sound great, they have a clean, crunchy lead channel and they are straight ahead to use. You can’t say more than that!”
During the sessions more bandleaders and legendary artists and producers also commented on how great the BUGERA amps were and we’ll be bringing you news of some of those very soon.
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Zack Einstein from the Camp explained how it started: “It was started by David Fishoff who represented Ringo Starr, and he put together an all star band with Ringo. They just thought ‘we have to give this to the world’, and that’s how it came about 10 years ago. Since then we’ve had just about everyone attend: Roger Daltrey, Slash, Brian Wilson, Joe Walsh from The Eagles, the list goes on…”
“We have bandleaders who are famous players, one with each band. They rehearse and write songs and record them alongside Beatles and Stones classics at Abbey Road. In the afternoons we have masterclasses so bands get to mix and jam with everyone. This year Todd Rundgren jammed with everybody and Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols did a masterclass and jammed with us all night.”
And on the BUGERA amps he added: “It’s beautiful equipment, lots of knobs, lots of stuff to play with and people are really enjoying some nice combos to play through the week.”
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